Submitted by Bunker Hill School
Bunker Hill Parent Participation Nursery School announced this week the hiring of a new school director, Margaret Thrupp.
Thrupp was named the school’s new director in June after longtime teacher and former director Juliana Bruno relocated with her family to Austin, Tex.
Thrupp comes to Bunker Hill with more than a decade of co-op teaching experience, most recently with Playmates Cooperative Nursery School located in the Sunset District in San Francisco.
Originally from Australia, Thrupp has a degree in music from The Conservatorium of Music in Sydney and was a music teacher for roughly 20 years.
Thropp says it was when her own children started attending a co-op nursery school in San Francisco that she was inspired to study early childhood education, receiving her masters degree in elementary education in 2005.
Additionally, Thrupp is a professional musician and has performed with local groups in venues including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall, and in Europe and Japan.
Thrupp will begin the new school year with Bunker Hill’s 60 students and their parents on Sept. 10.
“I love parent participation schools because it gives us all a chance to learn from one another - teachers, parents, and children alike,” said Thrupp. “I am very interested in other languages and cultures, and we often explore these in our classroom activities with the help of our diverse community.”
Thrupp will serve as both the director for the school and the classroom teacher for its three-day-a-week classroom program, working with children from 3 to 4½ years old.
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